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Wow Draenei Process by Felox08 Wow Draenei Process by Felox08
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Im no expert on explaining things but i will do my beast sharining my thoughts during this process.

-In few words the process is this:
-Made in Photoshop Cs 5

1-Greyscale
2-Color
3-Lighting effects
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Why is important to paint in greyscale?
-Because you dont lose time picking colors and if, by any chance you need to change you dont have to paint it again

1- Sketch: i never detail this part. is just to have a references while paiting. This layer goes on top with multiply blending mode

2- Greyscale mode: Define with diferent tones of gray the character parts (skin, outfit etc). Add some light spots where you think the light source is coming. Then start defining volumes of the character (you may have some real references on how to shade to get a realistic sensation of volume) .USe diferent kind of gray to achive this.

ALWAYS THINK 3D

3- Define even more the shading and the lighting with black and white tones. to give depth to the character

4-Work out the lighting sources (energy spheres in this case) going to 50% grey to white tone, using diferent blending modes such as overlay, color dodge, hard light. Erase some parts to give transparency to some parts of the elment. Give more contrast to the backround to get a more dramatic effect.

5- Adding color (change to rgb): Create a cripling mask over the layer you want to color (I use color mode for the character and linear light for the spheres).

COLOR MODE applies color over the shadows we paint before in the greyscale mode without losing any detail

Play with diferent blending modes and opacity

If you need more shadows create a multply layer above the color layer to give more depth and color to the shadows.

You can use the Dodge tool to give lighting to the character and some particular areas.

6- Pick suitable colors to achieve good contrast between the charactert and the backround.

Finally , adjust colors using the colo balance and Bright contrast tools on the spots you think may need changes
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kaeveris Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Great picture and nice step by step process, thank you for that :)
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Kittyillustrations Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful work and thank you for sharing how you did this
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Felox08 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
You are welcome :ahoy:
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Lomeloke Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous and i love the explanation! thanks for this i was wondering how you pulled this off! wonderful job again!
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Felox08 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
you are welcome i hope it helps
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Lomeloke Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it sure does :)
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FelipeMaker-BR Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good! I love the explanation!
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Felox08 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
you are welcome
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